Sony has announced its 2009 games line-up – Cold War spy action, super heroes, assassins, battling the Gods, car racing and music clips – there’s a lot of videogame variation coming to a PlayStation near you.
Make your decisions and deal with the repercussions in this dark and innovative thriller. Combining exploration, dialogue and dramatic action, Heavy Rain is a gripping emotional journey where every action can have dramatic consequences…
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Down on his luck, Drake is lured back into the treacherous world of thieves and mercenary treasure seekers he had sought to leave behind. When a mysterious artefact propels Drake on an expedition to find the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala, he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a fugitive war criminal who is after more than just the fabled riches of the lost city.
God of War III
Kratos, the fearsome Ghost of Sparta, is bringing his epic battle with the gods to PlayStation 3. Cursed and betrayed, Kratos has sworn to seek his ultimate revenge against the fabled beasts of Mount Olympus. Armed with the deadly Blades of Chaos, his destiny lies with the all-powerful Zeus… but wave after wave of terrifying foes must first be slain on the warpath to the Ancient Greek heavens.
Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time
Time is not free from jeopardy. Some seek to control it. Corrupt it. If that happens, the universe will need a true hero to stop it! Join Ratchet and Clank as they uncover the hidden truth behind their origins, and discover their ultimate destinies. Prepare to be immersed in hilarious action-packed galactic capers. Go head to head against a cast of baddies and obliterate them with a whole new array of outlandish weapons and gadgets.
Get creative and then show your style off at speed in this fast, fun and furious title that’s great for beginners and driving pros alike. Mod yourself a kart, personalise a driver and get racing at home or against online opponents. Jump, boost and drift your way around a world of tricky tracks – and then design a track yourself and share it online!
Prove to 255 other players that your combat skills are second to none: join one of three crack private armies and work through the ranks, fighting intense online battles on an unprecedented scale – with up to 128 players on each side. It’s warfare like you’ve never seen before: which side will you choose?
White Knight Chronicles
Become the White Knight – a warrior capable of becoming seven metres tall – and escape to a vast medieval world in the first RPG (role-playing game) for PS3 to straddle offline and online questing in equal measure. Explore mountains, castles, mines and moving cities and join a global community in this awe-inspiring world of honour, adventure and imagination.
Join a never-ending online world of espionage, intrigue, betrayal and gunplay where players can go it alone or join up with teams of other agents. A fusion of action and strategy, this is a stunning first foray into the world of Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming for PS3. Watch your back – and remember to trust no one.
DC Universe offers a dramatic online setting where players can enter the DC Universe and battle alongside or against their favourite DC Comics heroes and villains including such icons as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Joker, as well as many other fan favourites such as Green Lantern, The Flash, Catwoman and Martian Manhunter. The action and drama will play out in such well-known locations as Gotham City and Metropolis among others.
The Last Guardian
From the award-winning creator of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus comes a new gaming experience – the graphically-stunning, emotionally involving story of a child who encounters a legendary mythical creature. Trapped in a forbidding fortress, the pair must learn to trust each other in order to find their way to freedom. Prepare to live out a fairytale with The Last Guardian – a tale like no other.
Tailor your music experience with this free music video application to download from PlayStation Store. VidZone is the exciting music video service that features thousands of up to the minute videos from your favourite artists; for you to view on demand. You can browse the catalogue at your leisure, and then pick and choose the music videos you want to watch. Play, pause, rewind and fast forward. Create your own personalised, custom playlists, perfect for your next party or for easy access to your favourite artist’s hits. You can even take your favourites with you by accessing them with PSP via remote play. Vidzone arrives on June 11th.
PlayStation Home, the constantly evolving, 3D, online, social gaming service for PS3 owners is set to grow and grow this year. Look out for more first-party game spaces and experiences – including the new Buzz! Space coming soon – more brand partners to join the likes of Diesel and Red Bull and even more destinations for you and your friends to watch videos, play online games, attend exclusive events and chat about the latest PlayStation news and gossip.
Assassin’s Creed 2 (by Ubisoft)
Discover an intriguing & fascinating new epic story of power, revenge and conspiracy set in a pivotal moment of History: the Italian Renaissance. Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family’s honour, he will learn the art of the assassins. To his allies, he will become a force for change – fighting for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat dedicated to the destruction of the tyrants abusing the people of Italy. His name is Ezio Auditore da Firenze. He is an Assassin.